Game Review: Yatzy Cash

One of our "Games That Pay Real Money"
Best for...
  • Blend of free or cash play
  • 1-1 competition or brackets
  • Progressing through ranks
Overall Rating 5
The Penny Hoarder Overall's Score
Engaging gameplay starstarstarstarstar
Design quality starstarstarstarstar
Chance to win money starstarstarstarirc_half_star

Yatzy Cash is a mobile version of the classic dice game Yahtzee, and it’s available on iOS and Samsung devices. Developed by Skillz, this gaming app allows players to compete in 1-1 or bracket-style cash competitions, as well as offering free play options. The Penny Hoarder rates it as one of the 21 Games That Pay Real Money. Here’s our review:

Gameplay and Mechanics: Yatzy Cash mirrors the classic Yahtzee game, where the objective is to score points by rolling a set of five dice to create specific combinations. The game emphasizes strategy and skill, moving beyond just luck. It challenges players to think quickly and strategize their moves to accumulate as many points as possible.

Cash Competitions and Eligibility: Players can participate in cash prize competitions on Yatzy Cash, but you must be at least 18 years old. When you join a cash prize competition, there is an entry fee, and the winner takes home the prize pool. However, players from certain states, such as Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, and South Dakota, are not eligible for cash prizes due to state regulations but can still enjoy the game’s free-play mode.

Potential Earnings: The amount of money you can win on Yatzy Cash varies based on your rank within the game and the types of competitions you enter. As you progress in rank, the potential cash rewards increase. The app offers a variety of competition levels, with entry fees ranging from as low as 60 cents to a few dollars per game. The prize pools in 1-1 competitions are typically smaller than those in bracket competitions, where the rewards can be more substantial.

Legitimacy and User Feedback: Yatzy Cash is considered a legitimate app for earning money through gaming. It has a high average rating on the App Store, with many users expressing satisfaction with the gameplay and the opportunity to win real money. However, some users have reported challenges in earning significant amounts due to strong competition, which is a common aspect of skill-based gaming apps. The quality of competition and the game’s long-standing presence on the App Store support its credibility as a legitimate platform for real-money gaming.

Bottom Line: Yatzy Cash offers an entertaining and competitive gaming experience for fans of the classic Yahtzee game, with the added excitement of playing for real cash prizes. While the app presents an opportunity to earn money, players should approach it with an understanding of the risks involved in cash competitions and the competitive nature of the game​​​​​​.


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About our TPH Ratings: The Penny Hoarder bases its game ratings on app store reviews and our team’s experiences and insights. We score 1-5 stars overall and for each of three factors: engaging gameplay, the app’s design quality and your chances to win money. Our ratings bear similarities to the app store user reviews but may differ, especially since we’re emphasizing the chance to win money more than many users might. Here’s what we mean by each factor:

  • Engaging gameplay: How fun is the game, and for how long? Is it addictively fun?
  • Design quality: How intuitive is the interface? Are the graphics and controls high-quality? Does the design add to your enjoyment, or does it frustrate you? Does the app ever freeze up or overload you with ads? These are all important factors in design quality.
  • Chance to win money: All of the games on our list offer a legitimate chance to win money, but some are better than others. We take off points if we see multiple reports of a low chance of winning, and for payout difficulties or delays.